From Boats to Brokers From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Message Thank you! Oops! Related Content Behavioral Finance An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors. A Brief History of Estate Taxes Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government. Do Our Biases Affect Our Financial Choices? Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.